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Can you advise for lymphatic disease?

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Compression: of involved extremity is generally thee treatment along with lymphatic massage and lymphedema pump. Surgery generally does not work well.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Lymphatic disease: if you are referring to lymphedema, this presents with swelling of the extremity, as the lymph channels are not working well in recirculating fluid back towards the heart. The mainstay of treatment is compression stockings, and adjunctive therapy with manual lymphatic decongestion, or a lymphedema pump are helpful.

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